Could you afford to rent a home in East Devon if you were on Universal Credit?

To afford the cheapest 30% of rented accommodation in East Devon, you would need £72 per month more Universal Credit than you would get (assuming landlords would be prepared to rent to you):

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/afford-to-rent-housing-benefit-calculator_uk_5d95be48e4b0f5bf796fba8f?

With many retail outlets closing and big companies like Thomas Cook goung under, some families in East Devon are closer to homelessness than they might imagine … through no fault of theirs.